SAINT LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE BOARD UPDATE

Melanie Adams, Richard Gaines, Rick Sullivan – January 17, 2012

Special Administrative Board Update
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Timeline
 February

2007 – Reinstatement of the Transitional School District  June 15, 2007 – First Special Administrative Board meeting  January 31, 2008 – Senate confirmation process completed

Goals
 Every

student reading at grade-level  Accreditation is a step along the way to high quality schools

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Actions
 Completed

a 12-month assessment of academics, finances, operations and leadership  Completed MSBA training to align governance and policymaking with ePeGS  Developed the Comprehensive Long Range Plan with extensive public input  Conducted a national search for a new superintendent  Met with numerous community groups and conducted town hall meetings to engage constituents  Completed policy statement negotiations with employee unions

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Actions
 Completed

HVAC installation projects  Mandated lead paint abatement in classrooms serving children age 6 and under  Partnered to open the Innovative Concept Academy

Impactful policy changes
 Pupil/Teacher

Ratio at the State Desirable Level  Parent engagement policy  Principal leadership  Highly qualified teachers  Financial management

SAINT LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT’S UPDATE
Dr. Kelvin R. Adams – January 17, 2012

Overview
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  

Saint Louis Public Schools Snapshot Financial Condition Academic Achievement Accelerating Progress

Saint Louis Public Schools Snapshot
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Saint Louis Public Schools Snapshot
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School sites: 77
Total enrollment: 24,901 (as of 1/12/2012)
 K-12

enrollment: 22,688  PreK enrollment: 2,213

Transportation
 20,682

students are eligible to ride the bus daily  276 daily bus routes

Teachers: 1,988  Pupil-teacher ratio at the State Desirable Level based on attendance

Saint Louis Public Schools Snapshot
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Characteristics

Varied demographics
  


Male: 51%; Female: 49% African American: 81% Caucasian: 13% Hispanic: 3% Asian: 3%

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) population: 9%

Homeless population: 10%
Special Education population: 15% 18 different subgroups

Free/reduced lunch: 87%

Saint Louis Public Schools Snapshot
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Why was the District declared unaccredited?
 Leadership  Financial

Instability  Declining Academic Performance

Saint Louis Public Schools Financial Condition
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Saint Louis Public Schools Financial Condition
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GOB Multi-Year Comparison (in millions) 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12

Revenue & Subsidies $ 339.5 $ 311.4 $ 300.0 $ 296.6 $ 331.2

Expenditures
Surplus/Deficit

$ 338.9 $ 344.2 $ 320.3 $ 285.8 $ 276.5
$ 0.6 $ (32.8) $ (20.3) $ 10.8 $ 54.7 0.0

Ending Fund Balance $ (12.4) $ (45.2) $ (65.5) $ (54.7) $

The District is operating with a balanced budget for the second consecutive year and has eliminated its negative fund balance

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Saint Louis Public Schools Financial Condition
 

2010-2011 budget ended with a surplus Three-year agreement with Desegregation Case litigants provides $96m to eliminate the deficit fund balance and fund certain academic programs 2011-2012 budget is balanced
 On

track for revenues to meet or exceed expenditures

The District conducts five-year revenue and expenditure forecasts to align academic initiatives with the budget

Saint Louis Public Schools Academic Achievement
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Academic Achievement – MAP
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Since 2007, there have been increases in students achieving proficient or advanced on the MAP test in Communication Arts and Mathematics No other elementary/secondary public education institution in the City of St. Louis matches these increases in the same time span These increases also exceed the statewide increases over the same time span

Academic Achievement – MAP
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Communication Arts - AYP
100.0

% Increase (2007-2011)
Percentage of Students
80.0

MO + 10.2

SLPS +13.6
59.2 51.0 67.4

75.5

60.0 44.4 40.0 45.7 42.9 30.7 33.1 53.6 54.6

51.2

20.0 19.5

27.5 21.6

0.0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Year
St. Louis Public Schools State of Missouri Communication Arts AYP Target

Academic Achievement – MAP
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Mathematics - AYP
100.0

% Increase (2007-2011)
80.0

MO

SLPS

Percentage of Students

+ 9.3
60.0

+13.7
54.1 45.0 46.7

72.5 63.3

52.7 47.6

54.2

40.0

44.9 35.8

30.9 20.0 17.2 0.0 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 17.6 19.6 26.9

Year
St. Louis Public Schools State of Missouri Mathematics AYP Target

Academic Achievement – EOC
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English II EOC Results
100%

80% % Adv & Prof

72.5%

73.4%

74.2%

60%

61.9% 47.7% 48.9%

40%

% Increase (2009-2011)
20%

MO + 1.7
2009 2010 2011

SLPS +14.2

0%

District

State

Academic Achievement – EOC
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Algebra I EOC Results
100%

% Increase (2009-2011)
80%

MO + 7.0

SLPS +19.3
57.7% 53.0%

% Adv & Prof

60.0%

60%

40%

42.4%

20%

27.4% 23.1%

0% 2009 2010 2011

District

State

Academic Achievement
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Attendance rate for 2010-2011: 92.9%
APR Attendance Rates
100.0

95.0

94.0

94.0

94.4

94.2

94.4

Percentages

92.9 90.0 89.1 88.6 91.3 90.3

85.0

% Increase (2007-2011) MO SLPS

80.0 2007 2008 2009

+ .4
2010

+3.8
2011

Year
St. Louis District State of Missouri

Academic Achievement
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2011 Graduates: 1,873
 Awarded

$23.3 million in scholarships  Accepted to 245 colleges and universities
APR Graduation Rates
100%

90%
86.2% 86.0% 85.9% 85.9% 86.7%

% of Students

80%

70% 60.9% 60% 54.8% 55.9% 57.1% 62.2%

% Increase (2007-2011) MO + .5
2007 2008 St. Louis Public Schools 2009 State of Missouri 2010 2011

SLPS +7.4

50%

Adequate Yearly Progress
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Three Year Numerical Summary of AYP Results

Indicator

2008-2009 Actual 86 Schools
Number Percentage

2009-2010 Actual 74 Schools
Number Percentage

2010-2011 Actual 72 Schools
Number Percentage

Met AYP Target in All Indicators Met AYP in Communication Arts Met AYP in Math Met AYP in Additional Indicators

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20 19 58

13%
23% 22% 67%

13
19 24 55

18%
26% 32% 74%

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19 20 49

22%
26% 28% 68%

Number of schools making AYP has increased each year

Annual Performance Report (2007-2011)
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Standard Indicator Description 9.1*1 MAP Grades 3-5 Mathematics 9.1*2 MAP Grades 3-5 Communication Arts 9.1*3 MAP Grades 6-8 Mathematics 9.1*4 MAP Grades 6-8 Communication Arts 9.1*5 MAP Grades 9-11 Algebra I 9.1*6 MAP Grades 9-11 English II Bonus MAP Achievement 9.3 ACT 9.4*1 Advanced Courses 9.4*2 Career Education Courses 9.4*3 College Placment 9.4*4 Career Education Placement 9.5 Graduation Rate 9.6 Attendance 2007-2008 Met 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011

Met Met

Met Met Met

Met Met Met Met Met

Met Met Met Met Met Met

Met

Total Standards Met
Note: APR data was obtained from the DESE website posted as of September 12, 2011. Source: http://dese.mo.gov/planning/profile/apr/2011115115.html

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3

5

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Performance Accreditation Levels Accreditation levels and reviews types are as follows:
Accreditation Status Review Status K-12 Districts Accredited Mini Review Full Waiver 12+ Met Limited Waiver Provisional Unaccredited Full Review Full Review 1 – 5 Met

APR has doubled since 2009 to 6 points

9 – 11 Met 6 – 8 Met

Source: www.dese.mo.gov/divimprove/sia/dar/understandingyourAPR.pdf

Saint Louis Public Schools Accelerating Progress
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Saint Louis Public Schools Accelerating Progress
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The Saint Louis Public Schools Comprehensive Long Range Plan and Accountability Plan outline steps the District is taking to accelerate progress Voters approved a $155 million bond package to renovate school facilities The District is accelerating progress in schools by implementing strategies that:
 Enable

children to enter kindergarten ready to learn  Equip all children with the knowledge and skills to transition to post-secondary education and/or a career  Strengthen principals and teachers

Saint Louis Public Schools Accelerating Progress
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Accelerating progress includes implementing clear standards and data-driven processes for accountability of all initiatives
      

Alignment of District data-driven processes with DESE data requirements SiS Student Information System and student data management District scorecards generated by data management system Timely core data reporting processes Use of DESE class codes MOSIS student identification numbers Shelf and District developed benchmark tests that are aligned to standards and predictive

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Enable children to enter kindergarten ready to learn
 Early
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Childhood Education

additional Pre-K classrooms with 2,213 enrolled children (as of 1/12/2011)  Partnership with Harris Stowe State University and AFT St. Louis Local 420 to provide professional development

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Equip all children with the knowledge and skills for post-secondary education or a career
 Developing

a district-wide PreK-12 core curriculum that is consistent with State standards and entrance to postsecondary institutions  Implementing new academic options to engage students and prepare them for their next level of education
 Magnet

school program  Career and technical education program  Specialized school environments and curriculum  High school graduation initiative  AP, AVID, IB and dual credit programs

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Provide professional support to principals and teachers  A mandatory Summer Institute for Principals  The Principal Leadership Program has been established to:
 Provide

professional development and mentoring to principals  Develop a pipeline of future principals through a professional internship program

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Provide professional support to principals and teachers  The Saint Louis Plan supports teachers through professional coaching and mentoring
 Focus

on first and second year teachers, as well as tenured teachers needing professional improvement  Classroom management and instructional techniques  Partnership with AFT St. Louis Local 420

Saint Louis Public Schools Accreditation Recap
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Status of accreditation issues
 Strong

Leadership  Financially Stable  Increased Academic Performance

Strategies and initiatives are in place to accelerate progress

EPIC Schools of Saint Louis
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The SIG program is viewed as a sub-district of schools needing intensive support
 Allows

the Saint Louis Public Schools to concentrate support and interventions on a specific group of schools and students (3,386 students)  Additional schools will be included based on data from the current and previous years after funding expires
 Possibly

two comprehensive high schools (1,109 students)  Possibly two middle schools (601 students)

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Eleven Tier I schools are in the second year of SIG funding
Ashland ES Columbia ES Hamilton ES Jefferson ES Mann ES Sigel ES Walbridge ES Fanning MS Langston MS L’Ouverture MS Vashon HS

First-year results show improvement in academic achievement and school culture

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Academic Achievement – MAP/EOC
 Eight

of eleven schools showed increases in the percent of students achieving Proficient or Advanced in both Communication Arts and Math  In Communication Arts, five schools showed student increases in achieving Basic and decreases in Below Basic  In mathematics six schools showed student increases in achieving Basic and decreases in Below Basic  Columbia ES made AYP

EPIC Schools of Saint Louis
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Attendance
 All

SIG schools have increased attendance above the 2009-10 baseline  Ten of eleven SIG schools currently have attendance at or above 90 percent

Discipline
 All

SIG schools have decreased the total number of discipline events and out-of-school suspensions compared to the 2009-10 baseline

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